Engaging the Local Community in the Galápagos Archipelago

The Galápagos Archipelago famously inspired many of Darwin’s ideas in The Origin of Species. Today, the islands remain an important focal point of biological work. However, due to the increasing popularity of ecotourism, the growing local population on three of the islands, and changes in global climate, these islands face many ecological challenges. Our work engages the local community to help address these challenges and helps to prepare the next generation for living in this fragile ecosystem.